I've recently gone into freelancing full time. Before that I have done it intermittently for two years in addition to my day job. But since it was just a source of extra spending money I was never worried about charging a whole lot for things, the most was an illustration for $600 two years ago. The other two that have been great for my career were from a magazine that paid $250 per cover (that was their price for that sort of thing). Now that this is my full time gig, I realized I needed to up my pricing. Did any of you ever feel weird about charging several hundred/thousand dollars for a design? How did you get over feeling that way? I'm working for a client right now that when I told her $400 for an illustration she told me that was WAY too low for the scope of the project and upped it to $800 with a buffer of $1,000 (DREAM CLIENT) and said that was the last time I'd ever work for that little. I have a potential opportunity to work with a big brand that deals with licensing my work as well that could pay incredibly well so I'm preparing myself mentally to be ready to charge $5,000 or more depending on how many illustrations they ask for and how long they want to license. This is a project that could potentially pay my rent for several months, so I'm hoping it goes through. However, I really want it to go through because it sounds like an INCREDIBLY fun project. Now that I have clients coming to me more, I am going on the advice of a mentor that said "I never charge less than $500 for a logo" because it takes so long to do. Back to my point, how do you get over the awkward feeling of charging that much to a client? This is now my living so I have to charge more than I have been, but it feels weird making that much from a single project.